Guest blogs

On the road… with Alex Reid, Strength & Conditioning Specialist for the Return to Run programme

What do you spend your time doing? I am a strength and conditioning specialist which means that I bridge the gap between a patient seeing a physiotherapist, to returning to full sporting function. For example, a runner who has injured their hamstring may have had time out, and their physio may have given them the […]

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On the road… with Sarah Danaher, dietician for the Return to Run programme

What do you spend your time doing? At the minute I’m working as a freelance dietician. I’ve just relocated to Northern Ireland and my three kids are on school holidays, so it’s wonderful to be able to work around their hours. Before we moved, I was working out of Kingston Health Centre treating patients suffering

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The N60  Challenge  –  A Physio’s Perspective by Mark Reid

Thanks to a late social media recruitment drive courtesy of Claire Robertson and Jonathan Bell at Wimbledon Clinics, I recently had the honour of a trip to Norway to provide Physiotherapy for IGO Adventure’s inaugural N60 Challenge. It was an amazing experience, a welcome change to my usual clinic environment and one from which I

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Endeavour to Evolve – The N60 Quadrathlon by Abigail Butcher

“What do you mean you’re not going to run?” asked Mark Reid, physiotherapist extraodinaire, charged with getting 17 participants through a quadrathlon in the mountains of Norway last month. We were sitting in a traditional Norwegian Lavvu (much like a tipi), huddled around a smoking fire, warming up and fuelling up after a 30km cross-country

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Off piste and personal… with Matt Helliker, mountain guide

What do you spend your time doing? I’m a professional climber, based in Chamonix – alpinism is my thing. Around 90% of my time is spent climbing, and 10% of the time I’m mountain guiding. During the winter it’s really ski-intense: lots of off piste, heli-skiing, ski touring; then in the summer it’s all about

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